|The packing list covers up my nephew's blocks, which I was too lazy to remove from the coffee table.|
Here is a page of 2002 Topps Ten that was completed with the acquisition of a Rangers-clad A-Rod card. I found a small vein of these cards in an old shoebox and a moment of weakness made me find a few others and when I got to 8 I dejectedly decided it needed a ninth for a page.
set in and of itself, mind you. It's just, well, boring. It's like one big league leaders subset and the design is underwhelming. It is also an orphan set in that they only did it one year, though I think they did basketball the same way in 2002 as well. Sports card companies just couldn't help themselves at the turn of the century and just cranked out whatever they felt like it. Not every page is a winner.
Oh, but then there's this one, the diametric opposite of that Topps Ten page. These are the 2016 Topps Bunt Program cards.
backs (which I neglected to scan ¯\_(ツ)_/¯). I got the Papi in a lot I got on Listia and decided to find him 8 buddies to make a page. This was a joyous one to put together. These Bunt cards are everything Opening Day isn't (and that's a good thing).
And to complete a bizarre trio, here is a page of the 1991 Pepsi Flavor of Baseball Superstar cards.
version from this set (click on that, it looks like he's pitching in a rec league). They are everything you want in an oddball food issue. They have a gaudy product logo, a dense and inexplicable title, no official MLB logos, poor photos, poorer cropping, and a derivative design reminiscent of one of the most terrible over-produced sets of all time. And as a topper, due to what I can only imagine was crappy cutting, they are all a little wider than 2.5 inches so they barely fit in a standard page (I had to look for one that was a tad bigger, owing to Ultra Pro's sometimes awful quality control). This page is like good camp, it couldn't be planned for, it just had to exist.
And as a total non-sequitur, I recently earned my red founders badge on COMC.com doing their infamous challenge.